MANSFIELD — Richland Public Health, in partnership with Richland County Solid Waste Authority, is sponsoring a “Richland County Tire Amnesty Day.”
Richland County residents can dispose of up to 10 passenger tires for FREE on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (OR unless tire collection capacity is met prior to 2 p.m., total capacity approximately 2,000 tires). The event is at the Richland County Fairgrounds with entrance off Lantz Road.
For Richland County residents ONLY. Proof of residence required -- show your driver’s license or utility bill. Only up to 10 car/light pick–up tires permitted.
Tires must be off rims.
· Tires must be free of water/fluids.
For more information see: https://richlandhealth.org/tire-amnesty-day/
“Disposing of tires from your property is important for mosquito control,” said Joe Harrod, Director of Environmental Health at Richland Public Health. “Water that collects inside scrap tires can become a breeding ground for disease-carrying mosquitoes and other pests.”
Did you know?
Each year, automobiles produce 246 million waste tires in the United States alone. Recycling tires keeps harmful chemicals out of our earth, water, and air.